|Amenities |||Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Bus 351, 321|
|Cross Street |||152nd Street|
|Mon-Fri: 11:30AM-9PM Sat-Sun: 11:30AM-10PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 07, 2008
As soon as you step inside Presto Cucina, the smell of fresh garlic welcomes you for a true, Italian experience. The dining room is rustic and cozy, with space for about 70 guests. With natural brick walls, Portuguese cork tiled floors and warm lighting, Presto Cucina has a rustic Mediterranean feel. Cute touches like whimsical art add to the Italian theme. The open kitchen gives diners the opportunity to see the skilled chefs at work and keep their eyes on their eagerly anticipated dishes. The service is friendly and in true Italian form, you’re encouraged to eat!
The chefs at Presto Cucina have as many recipes as any Italian grandma. Sharing a few antipasti dishes is a great way to start a meal. The made-from-scratch pizzas come in personal or family size and, again, there are many creative choices such as the shrimp Hawaiian and the Colossos, which is stacked with Italian sausage, chicken, shrimp and feta. Naturally, pasta dishes make up the bulk of the menu. From the basic spaghetti and meatballs to chicken pesto penne, all the traditional choices are represented and can always be ordered in lunch or dinner size. There are also indulgent baked pasta options like old country meat lasagna and smoked salmon with cheese tortellini. On thing’s for sure: You won’t leave hungry!
Between wine and coffee, the Italians know how to enjoy a good sip. Presto Cucina offers a great selection of Italian and world wines. Domestic and import beers are also available and Granville Island brews are a special feature. After a meal, there’s nothing like a strong Italian coffee and Presto Cucina delivers. You can get your kick from a creamy latte, a foamy cappuccino or a strong Americano or even strong espresso. Goes well with dolci — dessert — with choices like tiramisu, crème brulée cheesecake (yes, the two can be combined), tartufo (Italian ice cream) and la dolce vita, which is billed as the best chocolate cake you’ve ever had.